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Having a tendency to confide; trusting.

con·fid′ing·ly adv.
con·fid′ing·ness n.


unsuspicious; trustful
conˈfidingly adv
conˈfidingness n


(kənˈfaɪ dɪŋ)

trustful; credulous or unsuspicious.
con•fid′ing•ly, adv.
con•fid′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confiding - willing to entrust personal matters; "first she was suspicious, then she became confiding"
trustful, trusting - inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust; "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall
fullur trúnaîartrausts; trúnaîargjarn


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] ADJ in a confiding toneen tono de confianza
he is too confidinges demasiado confiado


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] adjconfiant(e)


adjvertraulich; he’s not a confiding sort of personer vertraut sich keinem an


[kənˈfaɪdɪŋ] adjfiducioso/a


(kənˈfaid) verb
to tell one's private thoughts to someone. He confided in his brother; He confided his fears to his brother.
confidence (ˈkonfidəns) noun
1. trust or belief in someone's ability. I have great confidence in you.
2. belief and faith in one's own ability. She shows a great deal of confidence for her age.
confident (ˈkonfidənt) adjective
having a great deal of trust (especially in oneself). She is confident that she will win; a confident boy.
confidential (konfiˈdenʃəl) adjective
1. secret; not to be told to others. confidential information.
2. trusted to keep secrets. a confidential secretary.
confidentiality (ˈkonfidenʃiˈӕləti) noun
ˌconfiˈdentially adverb
secretly; not wishing to have the information passed on to anyone else. She could not tell me what he said – he was speaking confidentially.
conˈfiding adjective
conˈfidingly adverb
in confidence
as a secret; confidentially. He told me the story in (strictest) confidence.
References in classic literature ?
And was so touched and pleased by that confiding little kiss that all his crustiness vanished, and he just set her on his knee, and laid his wrinkled cheek against her rosy one, feeling as if he had got his own little grand daughter back again.
Even then I noticed the unusual colour of her eyes-- a shade of deep violet--and their soft, confiding expression.
Leaving the unsuspecting Heyward and his confiding companions to penetrate still deeper into a forest that contained such treacherous inmates, we must use an author's privilege, and shift the scene a few miles to the westward of the place where we have last seen them.
Yet Hester was hardly safe in confiding herself to that gusty tenderness: it passed as suddenly as it came.
And when these things unite in a man of greatly superior natural force, with a globular brain and a ponderous heart; who has also by the stillness and seclusion of many long night-watches in the remotest waters, and beneath constellations never seen here at the north, been led to think untraditionally and independently; receiving all nature's sweet or savage impressions fresh from her own virgin voluntary and confiding breast, and thereby chiefly, but with some help from accidental advantages, to learn a bold and nervous lofty language --that man makes one in a whole nation's census --a mighty pageant creature, formed for noble tragedies.
There was something about his whole air self-respecting and dignified, yet united with a confiding and humble simplicity.
The young fellow hooked his arm into the Reverend's, now, with the confiding and grateful air of a waif who has been longing for a friend, and a sympathetic ear, and a chance to lisp once more the sweet accents of the mother-tongue--and then he limbered up the muscles of his mouth and turned himself loose--and with such a relish
They're so confiding and mullet- headed they don't take notice of nothing at all.
She had a habit of confiding her conquests to less fortunate girls and bewailing the incessant havoc and damage she was doing; a damage she avowed herself as innocent of, in intention, as any new-born lamb.
There, indeed, lay real pleasure, for there she was giving up the sweetest hours of the twentyfour to his comfort; and feeling that, unmerited as might be the degree of his fond affection and confiding esteem, she could not, in her general conduct, be open to any severe reproach.
She seemed willing to do her best; though she thrust the hearth-brush into the grates in mistake for the poker, and malappropriated several other articles of her craft: but I retired, confiding in her energy for a resting-place against my return.
That night--it was the fourteenth of August--he sat up late, and wrote two fervent letters; one was to Lucie, explaining the strong obligation he was under to go to Paris, and showing her, at length, the reasons that he had, for feeling confident that he could become involved in no personal danger there; the other was to the Doctor, confiding Lucie and their dear child to his care, and dwelling on the same topics with the strongest assurances.